An estate village is a village wholly within and part of a private estate. Usually several hundred years old, they are often well preserved by the family that owns the estate. They often have small commercial operations such as pubs, craft shops, and village stores, as well as rented residential housing. The individual properties are maintained and managed by the estate manager and rented individually to residential and commercial tenants.
Some examples of British estate villages are:
- Abbey St Bathans
- Berriedale in the Scottish Highlands
- Great Tew
- Milton Abbas
- Peper Harow
- West Heslerton
Examples of New Zealand estate villages are:
- Nairn, Ian; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1971) . The Buildings of England: Surrey (2nd ed.). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 407. ISBN 0-300-09675-5.
- "BBC News, West Heslerton: Entire village goes up for sale for £20m". Retrieved 2016-04-04.
- Pawson, Eric. "Wason, John Cathcart". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
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